BIP Ventures Launches Extraordinary Pursuits: A Podcast for the Innovation Economy

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Extraordinary Pursuits offers expert know-how and founder stories to make innovation and investing more understandable, exciting, and accessible.

BIP Ventures has launched the Extraordinary Pursuits podcast. The show sits in the center of the Innovation Economy to help entrepreneurs and private market investors navigate its complexities. Through master classes with subject matter experts and topic-driven conversations and stories with successful startup founders, the podcast will inspire and inform.

Each episode focuses on the vital roles that visionary founders and investors play in our economy. The conversations demystify innovation, entrepreneurship, and private market investing to help listeners succeed with their own endeavors. Offering 30-minute deep-dives and mini-episodes, the podcast highlights core elements of the startup journey and the essentials of building and scaling technology businesses. Topics range from fundamentals like taxes, hiring the first sales lead, and setting KPIs to stories from founders who generously share their victories and stumbles.

Rachelle Kuramoto hosts and moderates. She’s the VP of Content at BIP Ventures, an award-winning content and brand strategist, and a seasoned entrepreneur and startup mentor. Rachelle is joined by subject matter experts from the BIP Ventures, including Christy Johnson, Mike Vandiver, Jacki Hertenstein, and Mark Flickinger.

“Extraordinary Pursuits celebrates the entrepreneurial spirit and the excitement of investing in breakthroughs. It honors the challenge that founders take on to build something from nothing,” said Tami McQueen, CMO of BIP Ventures. “We've listened and learned from the many other podcasts out there to bring something fresh – a small slice of time that is as dream-inspiring as it is useful."

The first season of Extraordinary Pursuits focuses on founder fundamentals. Listeners will get ideas, skills, expertise, and resources from some of the most credible SMEs and entrepreneurs at work today. The show launches with three spectacular guests and topics:

  • DNA Partners: Strategic Hiring for Startup Success  
  • Sales Talent Group: Building the Sales Team from the Ground Up
  • Aquesst: Interview Skills and Pitfalls for Startup Founders

🔉 Get a small taste of the show from the trailer. Find all the episodes here and listen on Spotify, Apple Podcasts, and YouTube. And if you know a great guest or topic idea, let us know! 

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